The hiring, transfer, promotion, and placement of an employee will be subject to a probationary period of six months. Special job classifications may require a longer probationary period.
This probationary period provides for job adjustment (including on-the-job training), performance review, and an opportunity for both the employee and the University to determine whether or not to continue the relationship.
Employment may be terminated by the employee or by the University for any reason at any time during the probationary period. A probationary employee may not use the staff grievance procedure.
Subject to approval from Human Resource Services, a supervisor may request an extension of an employee's probationary period. Such an extension would allow for additional training, review, and evaluation.
An employee's probationary status does not affect his or her enrollment in benefit plans.
Satisfactory completion of the probationary period does not negate the at-will nature of the employment relationship.
Sick and vacation leave is available for use as it is accrued. Holidays that occur during the probationary period will be paid according to the employee's eligibility. Floating holidays are not available to employees in a probationary status. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, employees may use their floating holiday(s). Employees hired after June 1 of a calendar year will not be eligible for floating holiday(s).